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What are the consequences of developing basilar skull fracture?
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Dr. Colin Kerr
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In brief: Basilar skull fx
Basilar skull fracture results from a blow to the back of the head.
This causes a concussion, which will usually resolve completely in several weeks. In severe cases it can cause spinal fluid leak, which needs to be surgically repaired. There a few cases which may have permanent loss of smell or vertigo. Over 90% of patients recover without long-term effects.

In brief: Basilar skull fx
Basilar skull fracture results from a blow to the back of the head.
This causes a concussion, which will usually resolve completely in several weeks. In severe cases it can cause spinal fluid leak, which needs to be surgically repaired. There a few cases which may have permanent loss of smell or vertigo. Over 90% of patients recover without long-term effects.
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